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Pottery stamnos with a lid.
Designs black on red ground, with incised lines and white accessories; imitation of black-figured vases. Small handles, lying close to the neck; rather narrow body, a circular flat foot. On the cover, and shoulder each side, wave-pattern; below on the shoulder, a black band with a pattern of tendrils painted in white.
Frieze of dancing figures: A female figure running to right, with hair in a knot, long chiton, and himation over left shoulder, hands extended, flesh painted white; a nude beardless male figure to right pursuing a female figure as the last, playing the double flute; next, a nude beardless male figure moving to right, looking back, with hands raised, and a female figure moving to right, as before, with himation over both shoulders, and left hand raised. Next, a male figure as before dancing to left, looking back; a female figure as before, without himation, running to right, with left hand raised; male figure as before, running to right, looking back, with both hands raised. In the background, spreading all over the scene are branches with fruit.
- 3rdC BC
- Found/Acquired: Nola
- (Europe,Italy,Campania,Naples (province),Nola)
- Height: 18.25 centimetres
Broken and reconstructed, worn and chipped, and there are traces of a whitish deposit in places.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA68781
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